Blogging in Kenya has started taking shape with sources trusting to air their grievances on social-media than mainstream media, which has become riddled with overworked and underpaid journalists, whose meagre pay has left them susceptible to bribes, coercion and intimidation.
Today, we received a message that can be equated as a direct threat to United State President Barrack Obama, over piling pressure for foreign intervention in the South Sudan crisis.
And as the West mulls military intervention, Kenya continues to play a retrogressive role in fanning the flames of war in the war-torn country, by facilitating the passage of arms via the Mombasa port.
Kenya continues to give safe haven to families and assets of key protagonists in the South Sudan crisis including President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.
Despite the numerous photo ops and media events done at Statehouse Nairobi in the company of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Foreign Affairs CS Amina Abdalla, nothing seems to have materialised, and the war has threatened Kenyan citizens and interests in that Godforsaken country.
For those who may not be in the know, Juba the capital of South Sudan, is what you’d equate to a glorified-village, and despite the fact that the country has immense oil reserves, most of South Sudan’s money is looted by Government officials who invest in property in Kenya, with the help of key real-estate companies Hass Consult and Kight Frank. Instead of building their fucking country, South Sudanese thieves who plunder their coffers invest in ours.
At some point we have to ask ourselves, is a peaceful South Sudan more beneficial to us than a war-torn one? Because while a few establishments like the money-laundering real estate agencies mentioned above are gaining, the potential for small traders and immigrants has diminished.
For instance, we spoke to one of the car-hire businessman in South Sudan from Kenya. He informed us that they have encountered alot of problems in South Sudan and the Kenyan Embassy in Juba has not been of much help.
Since 2013 unrest they have experienced alot of economic hardships due to low business and harassment from the authorities in South Sudan, even as we in Kenya graciously welcome South Sudanese with open arms.
In 2013 they were being targeted because the Kenyan government didn’t send the army to assist the Salva Kiir-led dictatorship as Uganda did.They also raised issues with rebel-leader Riek Machar given a red carpet reception when he visited Kenya. On this current unrest they are saying that the Kenya Government is supporting the sending of protection troops and an arms embargo.
The Kenyans in the transport business are prohibited from picking passengers from the airport. Insecurity is still high as some of Kenyan friends have either lost cars or been robbed.
The Kenyan investors in South Sudan wish to come back to Kenya and continue their business but they can’t because they are not allowed to do business with their cars even after paying the roaduser and insuarance.
The National Transport and Safety Agency (NTSA) chaired by Jubilee wanker Lee Kinyajui and Traffic Police officers are harassing the South Sudan-based Kenyan transporters alot on the roads.
It’s extremely pathetic for them to be paying roaduser and insuarance in Kenya and yet they are not allowed to conduct business with the cars in the country.
The transporters in South Sudan have sent a passionate appeal to Cyprian Nyakundi, to ensure that their message doesn’t get lost, as they have previously tried to contact other bloggers but to no avail.
We are informed that the inflation rate is so bad, and is now at 700%. 1 South Sudan pound was 30ksh but is now 1 Ksh.
Over to you Inspector General Boinnet. Kindly as your traffic officers to stop soliciting bribes from transporters based in South Sudan. They are already having it rough already. You can sack the entire traffic department since they just seem like a bunch of jokers.
Secondly, the Jubilee wanker Lee Kinyanjui should stop charging outrageous levies to Kenyan investors in South Sudan, and also not bar them from working in Kenya. NTSA is now emerging as the parastatal hindering a lot of progress in the country, as we won’t take it lying down.
Attached here is the YouTube video of a South Sudan army commander threatening United States President Barrack Obama. Seems that if not checked, South Sudan may become a breeding ground for terrorists like Libya, now that they have weapons.
As Kenyans, we do support an arms embargo on South Sudan.
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